Cluster Munitions: Background and Issues for Congress

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This report discusses the background of cluster munitions in the U.S. military, and the current Department of Defense (DOD) and Obama Administration stances on the topic. It also discusses the two major international initiatives to address cluster munitions: the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) and negotiations under the U.N. Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW).

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: June 27, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Feickert, Andrew

Specialist in Military Ground Forces

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Kerr, Paul K.

Analyst in Nonproliferation

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 27, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report discusses the background of cluster munitions in the U.S. military, and the current Department of Defense (DOD) and Obama Administration stances on the topic. It also discusses the two major international initiatives to address cluster munitions: the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) and negotiations under the U.N. Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW).

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11 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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